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In Quw’utsun territories, first salmon ceremony brings community together for the river, land and fish

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Submitted by fionn-yaxley on Tue, 04/16/2024 - 11:06

“We wanted to lay down some teachings to all the people about looking after our river, looking after our salmon, looking after our environment,” he said. “This is what this day is for, to share those teachings and to look after the land.” Read article.

B.C. underwater microphones aim to protect whales from ship strikes: Ocean Wise

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Submitted by fionn-yaxley on Thu, 04/11/2024 - 15:29

"A statement from the group says the initiative marks the first time automatic detections from hydrophones will be used to inform nearby commercial vessels of the presence of whales through the Ocean Wise whale report alert system." Read the full article.

“Who stands to benefit?” To engage in deep-sea mining or not. Not, say international scientists

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Submitted by fionn-yaxley on Mon, 04/08/2024 - 14:21

Deep sea mining will produce far too few benefits for the harm it will cause. That is the result of an analysis by marine scientists and policy experts from around the globe, led by Dr. Rashid Sumaila from the University of British Columbia.

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Legislature passes bill to rid Oregon’s Public Employee Retirement System of coal investments

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Submitted by fionn-yaxley on Thu, 03/07/2024 - 14:17

Breaking News! A bill directing the state Treasury to essentially divest Oregon’s Public Employee Retirement System of nearly $1 billion in investments in coal mining and energy companies awaits the signature of Gov. Tina Kotek. Find out more.

BC ‘Not Effectively Managing’ Hazardous Spills, Auditor General Says

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Submitted by fionn-yaxley on Wed, 02/28/2024 - 10:44

“Overall, we concluded that the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy had not effectively managed hazardous spills,” B.C. auditor general Michael Pickup said, following the report’s release. “The program is designed for there to be consequences, but those responsible for spills don’t comply with the law.” Read full article.

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